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The White House Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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Pros
  • You work with the most most intelligent group of people--interns and staff--around (in 3 reviews)

  • intern speaker series - hear from POTUS, VPOTUS, FLOTUS, and other impressive directors (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, the security and bureaucracy can sometimes act as an obstacle to getting work done (in 23 reviews)

  • Long working hours and zero work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "The White House"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The White House full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Extremely mission-oriented environment with high-quality, hardworking colleagues.

    Cons

    Challenging and dynamic pace that is hard to maintain


  2. "Expect your hire date to take a little time"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The White House full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Clear direction given for who does what on teams
    Benefits, salary, perks, etc. all straightforward
    Smart people

    Cons

    Took awhile to get on team from hire date to start date (about 5 weeks)
    Sometimes co-workers can be on the entitled/self-important side

    Advice to Management

    Call out who's doing the work, keep working hard, ensure that hard work goes noticed, don't give credit where it isn't due

  3. "EOP"

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    Current Employee - Senior Management Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Management Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The White House full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful experience learning the executive branch process.

    Cons

    Great working relationships end every 4-8 years.


  4. "Special Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Communications & Political Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Communications & Political Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The White House (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Once in a lifetime opportunity; Extraordinary people dedicated to serving the President of the United States and (in this case) his vision for America; Unique opportunities to witness history

    Cons

    Often 'toxic' feeling from political showdowns (fiscal cliffs, government shutdowns, etc); Unique budget authority for White House staff means often relatively low pay compared to comparable rolls elsewhere in federal government

    Advice to Management

    Little advice for management. Management is an extraordinary group who watch out as much for subordinates and peers as they do executive leadership and POTUS


  5. "Scheduling and Advance Intern"

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    Former Employee - Scheduling and Advance Intern in Scarsdale, NY
    Former Employee - Scheduling and Advance Intern in Scarsdale, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The White House (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Access to some of the most outstanding public officials in America. Remarkable opportunities to contribute to the President's agenda and planned events. Great internship structure and the opportunity to meet 150 other tremendous young leaders.

    Cons

    sometimes the work was a bit slower than expected, but there were ways to make up for it by asking around for other opportunities


  6. "Superb Experience"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The White House (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to make a real, lasting impact on the world.
    Incredible networking opportunities.
    More entrepreneurial than most other government offices.

    Cons

    Traditional environment, but many people actually enjoy this.
    Employment can be short-term based or subject to funding issues.

    Advice to Management

    My time there was superb and I honestly would not change a thing. They recognize that hierarchy is important, while at the same time promoting collaboration and ideas.


  7. "Senior Analyst and Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst & Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst & Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The White House full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing access and you are working with some of the brightest minds. Meaningful work on behalf of the President and the American people.

    Cons

    Government pay in a pricey city.

  8. "Special Assistant to the Director, White House Military Office"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Special Assistant in Waldorf, MD
    Former Employee - Special Assistant in Waldorf, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The White House (Less than a year)

    Pros

    My highest privilege and honor to lead an elite executive admin team in supporting the Presidential mission. Great leadership who cared about people and the mission.

    Cons

    Commute from Woodbridge area always challenging -- no cons for the organization.


  9. "House keeping"

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    Former Employee - Housekeeping in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Housekeeping in Miami, FL

    I worked at The White House part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay rate was good.

    Cons

    Not enough hours no benefits


  10. "Deputy Director of Information Services"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Deputy Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Deputy Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at The White House full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This was a historical and surreal experience in my life that I was blessed to be apart of to serve the President of the United States.

    Cons

    The hours were sporadic and the work was expected at a level of OCD mixed with anger perfectionism with extremely limited opportunities to grow and develop.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back a structured promotion process for the Operators to work to advance their careers to achieve new titles and be tasked with new responsibilities.


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